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I Am N.H. Senator Maggie Hassan’s ‘Top Fan’ On Facebook — And I Am Delighted.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. This was as of today. SMILE.

The GREAT Senator is no stranger to I.

The pictures demonstrate that she, a wonderful person, makes me very happy!

And yes, WE campaigned for her.

Of course I follow and support her on Facebook. Why wouldn’t I?

I think she is the cat’s whiskers. IF only we could have a few more senators like her as opposed to the gutless, shameless, spineless men who are in the Senate.

I am very proud of both of OUR New Hampshire Senators. I do not know Jeanne Shaheen as much as I know Senator Hassan. I have only met Senator Shaheen once and that was a long time ago. But, her office has helped us numerous times. For that I will always be grateful.

I saw Senator Hassan, when she was our Governor, at work, at the State House, quite often. She always impressed I. She is an exemplary mother and a wonderful human being.

I am proud and delighted to be Senator Maggie Hassan’s TOP Facebook FAN. It is an honor and privilege.

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Specs For The New PC I Am Hoping To Have Built.

by Anura Guruge

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My current (main) PC is old. Very old. I won’t even say how old it is because I do not want to jinx myself. It is way old.

I was, this time last year, working on getting a new PC when I busted my knee. The PC fell by the wayside.

But, I am back to specing a new one out.

MAIN change is that — after our horrible experience with them — I have ditched the ASUS motherboard in favor of ‘Gigabyte’. I am told that their motherboards are solid.

Yes, it is way, way over-speced! SMILE.

No, I do NOT game. Never have, never will. Computer gaming has never had any appeal for I. Do not see what folks see in it.

This PC is for Web research, blogging, WRITING, stock trading and posting pictures! SMILE.

Yes, it is at least 8x more powerful than it needs to be, BUT I believe in over-speced PCs.

My current PC was similarly over-speced. Hence its longevity.

This new PC could very well be MY last PC!

Looking back, given the amount of work I do on them, 7-days a week, I haven’t had that many PCs. In a way it is scary.

But, before I get this built, I have to finish my latest book. SMILE.

I will keep you posted.

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Treasures I Got At Yesterday’s ‘603 Estate Sale’ In Manchester (N.H.)

by Anura Guruge

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In my old age I don’t go crazy anymore. I am extremely selective — mainly because we have basically run out of room. I just look for exotic items that tickle my fancy and you should be able to see the theme here.

There was no way I was going to bypass the ‘Prayer Feather‘. Not only was blinking beautiful it was (supposedly) Native American art (though I, in all my travels, have never seen such or heard of them). As some of you know I collect Native American art and have quite a collection. SMILE.

The straw family is American folk art — and beautiful too. I found them in a box of miscellaneous and mainly ‘tat’ Christmas decorations. I was lucky to find the baby.

As for the lobster trap Christmas ornament. Remember, wife’s father was a lobsterman and it has Maine connotations.

As for the b&w picture. It is on metal. I think it is quite an old ‘tintype’ — or ferrotype. It is well worn and the metal is bent. Judging from the subject it could be close to hundred years old. I like old pictures. So ….

Then the $15 (pre-discount) leather jacket. It is a ‘Wilson Leather’ women’s jacket in XL. Fits I. SMILE. I tried it on. Had it on for a few minutes. Folks said it looked good. Looked new. New or not used often. I am a sucker for lather. Plus, the less obese I need new jackets. The old ones are way, way too big.

So, that is what I got. Delighted with all of it.

My prized buy from the last ‘603 Estate Sale’ — in Derry, in November. You should be able to see the motif.

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by Anura Guruge

Another ‘603’ (As In ‘N.H.’) Estate Sale — This In Manchester.

by Anura Guruge

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These ‘603 Estate Sales‘ are addictive. Lot of fun. Very nice folks that run it and you can always get a deal. We go for what I call ‘the sport’. Nothing we want. Nothing we need. Nothing that we are getting to resell for a profit. Mainly to see if there is anything — somewhat unique — that catches our eye and we can get at a deal. They, after the first few hours, will majorly discount prices and entertain offers.

We did NOT get any of the items pictured above. We got a few items and I have NOT taken any pictures of them as yet. We spent $40. I think we spent $60 at the last onein Derry.

We have been to about five or six of these — once every few months. Miss some due to other conflicts.

This one, in Manchester, was a lot of fun. Least crowded we have been to, which was good as it was also the smallest of the houses we have been. Not as frantic as other sales. That was good. Lot of good deals. But, we really didn’t want any.

The ‘cricket’ poster for $40 cracked me up. I have seen it and I am sure I have a smaller version of it, in printed form, somewhere in my extensive cricket collection. Wonder if it sold.

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This New ‘Linq’ People Locator — That Works Without Cell Service — Has Tremendous Potential; I Might Have To Get Some.

by Anura Guruge

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Very interesting & exciting product. Real DUMB marketing. Calling it a ‘People Compass‘ is totally & bloody misleading.

It is a PEOPLE LOCATOR that works without cell connectivity, phones, APPs or FEES.

That is HUGE for I.


I am usually walking/hiking in areas without cell service. If something happens to I, I am screwed. This is a very real concern.

This this they could find me if I am not back in x-hours.

Plus, when my daughter and I go hiking we invariably lose each other and spend hours looking for each other. This will eliminate that problem.

We even get lost at Walmart.

Basically an electronic leash for folks like I that wander off.

Tad expensive BUT I think it is worth it. Great safety feature as far as I am concerned. Small enough that I can always have it on me.

I am going to check it out.

It is being shown at CES 2020 — which is how I heard about it.

Still can’t believe that they call it a ‘People Compass’. That is so STUPID. They should let me do their marketing. SMILE.

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My New ‘Google Pixel 4’ Now Has The Jan. 1, 2020 Update To Android 10.

by Anura Guruge

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I had read, online, that the January 2020 update to Android 10 had just started, today, to be rolled out to Pixel 4s. Last month had to wait until nearly the 3rd week to get the December update. So, I was curious whether I could get the latest update right away.

I had to manually check for an update. At that juncture it went ahead and started the download. Only a 12MB download but with all the housekeeping it does it took about 20-minutes to download, optimize and install. Haven’t used the phone since. It rebooted OK. Looks OK, so far.

I will keep you posted with anything untoward crops up.

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After A Long Hiatus Some Well Earned PRAISE For GoDaddy!

by Anura Guruge

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GoDaddy & I go back a long time, a very long time — 22-years or more.

GoDaddy of OLD was a GREAT, incredibly customer-focused company. GoDaddy & I, in the 1990s, grew up together when it came to the Web. We were both new and we learned together. — helping each other. I kid you not. I started using their Web hosting with Microsoft ‘FrontPage‘ and, truth be told, they didn’t have that many folks using ‘FrontPage’ at the time. There were issues BUT they worked with I to resolve them. Their support was outstanding. They had a group called the ‘Tiger Team’ that tackled the more complex problems. I dealt with them often. Yes, I had issues but GoDaddy always came through.

I was a HUGE fan and endorser of GoDaddy — with reason.

In 2013, the day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation my ‘popes-and-papacyWordPress Website, hosted at GoDaddy, got 160,000 hits in like 4-hours. It was NOT hosted for that level of traffic. Somebody from the GoDaddy CEO’s office stepped in, unasked, and took over ‘provisioning’ my Website. He made sure that my Website wuld cope with the spike without going down. As I said, he did this without me asking! That was support.

Then came bloody Blake Bloody Irving. He ruined GoDaddy! There is no other way to say it bluntly.

GoDaddy became customer hostile.

I moved all of my Web hosting away from GoDaddy.

Just kept my OLD domain registrations and e-mails at GoDaddy.

And then LAST WEEK!

My e-mail (i.e., has been hosted at GoDaddy for over 20-years. It gets renewed in late December. I am used to that. Over 20-years you get into the routine.

However, in 2017, I transitioned my e-mail, still at GoDaddy, to the Microsoft ‘Office 365 Professional’ e-mail and paid $400+ for that transfer (which they, to their credit, handled very well).

Well, early December I get the usual e-mail from GoDaddy saying my $119 AUTO-RENEWAL will be activated on December 28. I have e-mail, I have been paying this for years, so I just let it go.

But, just ahead of Christmas I had a few minutes to spare and thought I should check my GoDaddy account — which I no longer check that often.

I did.

I noticed I had TWO e-mails — a new one and an OLD and the $119/year was for my old. Hhmmm!


Called support. IT WAS AN ERROR. They had NOT closed down my old.

They cancelled and that took out the AUTO RENEW.

But, I had paid $119 in 2017 & 2018 though I was NOT using the old e-mail.

It took a few e-mails and a second phone call, BUT GoDaddy, to their credit, refunded both amounts, on the FLY. They refunds were hitting PayPal while I was still on the phone.

I was impressed. I was pleased.

And I wanted to share that with you.

They did GOOD and I am happy to say so.

Happy New Year.

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by Anura Guruge

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